This is a chicken soup, flavoured with Thai ingredients, which is enriched and thickened with vegetables. It is an all-time favourite that freezes beautifully both chunky and smooth, I prefer the latter. High in protein, low in fat and sugars it is the perfect nutritious light lunch dish or starter. It was one of the first pureed dishes I tried after surgery and really hit the spot after bland-tasting liquids. If you are pre-surgery, why not make a batch and freeze away for those early post-surgery days when you may not feel like cooking.